Guardian journalist and author Gary Younge will be reading from and discussing "Another Day in the Death of America". Described by Naomi Klein as "Younge's masterwork" it is a powerful, moving and important book on the effect of gun crime on children in the US.
On Saturday 23 November 2013 ten children were shot dead. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily. Younge picked this day at random, searched for their families and tells their stories. What emerges is a sobering, searing, portrait of youth and guns in contemporary America. This is a book which will lead the news agenda on publication and leave the reader knocked sideways by its emotional power.
Gary Younge will be in conversation with Madeline Heneghan, co-director of Liverpool's "Writing On The Wall" festival.